Republicans lost last night. Big time.
I suppose you might imagine I’m crying in my coffee.
Surprisingly, I’m not. I’m not upset, I’m mad. I’m fired up.
Why? Because, by and large, Republicans deserved to lose! What has happened to my Republican Party?
Remember 1994? Who was elected: conservative Republicans. Since their election, who’s been running the party? The moderates! And what have they done? Nationally, what conservative goals did we accomplish? Is government smaller? More accountable? Are taxes dramatically lower? Is there more efficiency in government? Those are things conservatives would have done, but moderates didn’t. The moderate, Big Tent Republicans, have drowned the conservative voices in the House and Senate out and I’m not going to take it anymore.
But I’m not going to jump ship either. There are a lot of great, conservative Republicans left out there. But I’m going to expect them to step up to the plate. I’m going to expect them to take a stand. Publicly.
The Republican Party is at a crossroads. I suppose some in leadership will advocate shifting more towards the middle. If that happens they will lose my vote. When Republican candidates run on a conservative message by and large, they win. I believe people want government to encourage them to look to themselves, and the assurance that government isn't going to burden them with over-bloated bureaucracies, regulations and taxes.
I’m reengaged. I want my party back. Conservatives in office, can you hear me? You are our voice. Speak up. It’s time for some more bloodletting. Let’s take back our party.